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  • Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

    1. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await

    Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred h...

    Great tour and tour guide!! She brought illustrations of historical stages which help me understand what the structures looked like as a point of reference. She was very passionate and informative. Best tour have done so far in Greece.

  • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    2. Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    Travel back in time on an informative and fun tour of the Acropolis of Athens. Be guided by a field expert and licensed archaeologist. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site through a journey into history, mythology, and storytelling.

    Continue with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked as one of the top museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light. Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. Visit Acropolis hill. See the Dionysus Theater, where famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. Walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius.

    On the top of the hill, visit the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. See the Parthenon, which is the symbol of de...

    We were in a group with one other couple so it was very easy to ask questions and get a more personal/detailed tour. The tour guides here are licensed and generally have masters in history/archeology. The amount of information and detail we received was tremendous. We got to go into the museum early so it was not crowded and then to the Acropolis.

  • Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    3. Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience. Meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Greek delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks.

    Let your guide take you onto Pnyx Hill, which is the actual birthplace of democracy. Continue to immerse yourself in Ancient Greek history on a 50-minute tour of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens.

    Skip the ticket line and discover the cradle of the Western civilization on a guided visit in a small group. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple and learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple.

    Hear myths and stories about ancient Athens from your guide. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view o...

    Anna was very nice guide. We had a great time. She was really helpful when we asked her some information about purchasing Greek food in Athens.

  • Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

    4. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

    Meet your private guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.

    Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts.

    Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

    Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that ...

    Our tour & guide were great!! We learned so much abo9ut the Acropolis & Athen's history that we wouldn't have known without this tour. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

    5. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

    Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathina...

    This activity was the best! The bikes are great and specially our host, George, was very fun with all our family and show us some special spaces that you don’t usually see when you visit Athens I strongly recommend this activity

  • Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

    6. Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the monuments of the Acropolis on a customizable morning or afternoon walking tour. Visit the Parthenon, and learn the fascinating history of the most important classical site in the western world. Join a licensed archaeologist guide, and admire an astonishing collection of sculptures that tell more than 2,500 years of history, from the 1st theater of human civilization at the Theater of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), and the gateway to the Propylaeum. Go to the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum. Marvel at the crowning glory of the Acropolis at the iconic Parthenon (entrance fee not included and will need to be paid on the day), from where almost all of Athens can be seen.

    Excellent and powerfull, our guide Kimon was really wonderfull, amazing and so interesting !!! We appreciated a lot and thank you again

  • Athens: Morning Bike Tour

    7. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

    Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  ...

    Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.

  • Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    8. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    Join your small group at the Acropolis Metro Station for a more personalized and interactive experience. Begin exploring the Acropolis immediately with pre-reserved tickets to avoid the long queues. Uncover the many layers of history on this ancient site with your professional local guide. Journey from the ancient Hellenistic and Roman periods, through the Byzantine and Ottoman era into the modern day. Learn the secrets of the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheum and the Propylaea, before marveling at the majestic Parthenon temple. Enjoy stunning views over Athens from the commanding viewpoint of this ancient citadel. See how the city has developed through nearly 3,000 years. Stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace, or let your guide show you a different route towards the south exit that will present you with views of the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus.

    The tour was absolutely worthwhile. To receive a genuine experience of the Acropolis, you need the help of a tour guide to tell you in insider stories - the drama, the tragedies, the hidden messages…oh my! Alice was an absolute treasure that made you feel warm and welcome to the city of Athens. She was very witty and had a favor with Zeus, making sure it didn’t rain that day.

  • Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour with a French Guide

    9. Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour with a French Guide

    Explore the monuments of the Acropolis on a small group afternoon walking tour with a French-speaking licensed tour guide and archaeologist. Visit the Parthenon, and learn the fascinating history of the most important classical site in the western world. Join a licensed archaeologist guide, and admire an astonishing collection of sculptures that tell more than 2,500 years of history, from the 1st theater of human civilization at the Theater of Dionysus, to the Healing Temple of Asclepius, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), and the gateway to the Propylaeum. Go to the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum. Marvel at the crowning glory of the Acropolis at the iconic Parthenon (entrance fee not included and will need to be paid on the day), from where almost all of Athens can be seen.

    Tour fantastique. Visiter l'Acropole l'après-midi est une idée géniale car vous évitez les foules le matin et la chaleur. Est plus frais et léger est idéal pour prendre des photos. Notre guide parlait parfaitement le français et nous avons beaucoup appris. Sans un guide aurait été impossible de réaliser la gloire de l'Acropole. Beau, éducatif et confortable 2 heures.

  • Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

    10. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

    Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Templ...

    Super engaging and interesting…..if it’s the only thing you have time for in Athens I recommend, the guide’s knowledge and story telling of the ancient Greeks and their myths is just top tier. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens

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Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for an acropolis tour in Athens. We had Alexia as our tour guide and she was incredible! She was so friendly and informative. She has 2 masters degrees focusing on the subject matter of the tour and both her knowledge and passion about the subjects are incredible! She plans the tour so meticulously making sure you have the best possible experience! The order she decides to do things makes the tour so enjoyable and also helps to avoid the major crowds. At the conclusion of the tour she also provided amazing recommendations for things to in Athens and other Greek islands. She even walked us to one of the places she recommended so we wouldn’t get lost! She was amazing and so was the tour!

Kimon was an amazing guide! He was flexible, which was perfect because it allowed our group to move at our own pace. He was also funny and very informative. Definitely check out this tour of the Parthenon, acropolis, royal gardens, temple of Zeus, arch of Hadrian, syntagma square and changing of the guard.

Great tour and tour guide!! She brought illustrations of historical stages which help me understand what the structures looked like as a point of reference. She was very passionate and informative. Best tour have done so far in Greece.

Anna was very nice guide. We had a great time. She was really helpful when we asked her some information about purchasing Greek food in Athens.

Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.